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Old 03-16-2023, 06:22 AM
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So its really Ed and Sophi'es blame?
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Old 03-16-2023, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Denville View Post
So its really Ed and Sophi'es blame?

At the time it was announced that the children would be styled as children of an earl on the request of the Earl and Countess of Wessex and with the Queen's approval. So it sounds like the proposal came from Edward and Sophie and was sanctioned by the Queen.

In practice it is hard to know whether it was indeed Edward and Sophie's decison or if the idea came from the Palace given the circumstances at the time (Edward not being expected to become a working royal, Diana's accident, etc.).
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Old 03-16-2023, 08:13 AM
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Yes Im well aware of all that happened in 1999 and IMO it was a good idea to give the children lesser titles. Even if they DID want to become Prince/ess now, and I'm fairly sure they dont, I think the public would not be too keen on the idea.
I think the queen would have liked to keep the children as titled as HRH, but she could see that the public were cooling on there being a lot of royals, too many of them working and trying to find a role, and carrying the style of HRH so she agreed to it in 1999. I think Edward and Sophie did not want their children to be Prince and Princess, they were well down the line of succession and were not supposed to be full time working royals and they were probalby pretty sure that in the next generation their kids would not be wanted as working royals. '
And I think they were right. I dont know of any evidence that Charles has said anything on the issue but in any case I think the public if asked would prefer it if the children remained as Lady and Earl.
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